Course title:
Sustainable Sewing- Customizing and Altering Old Clothes
Tutor:
Kate Morgan
Course ID:
C2345606
Start date:
05/11/2021
End date:
10/12/2021
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Fri 05 Nov 2021 10:00 AM - 15:00 PM 5
Fri 12 Nov 2021 10:00 AM - 15:00 PM 5
Fri 19 Nov 2021 10:00 AM - 15:00 PM 5
Fri 26 Nov 2021 10:00 AM - 15:00 PM 5
Fri 03 Dec 2021 10:00 AM - 15:00 PM 5
Fri 10 Dec 2021 10:00 AM - 15:00 PM 5
Total sessions: 6
Total number of classroom hours: 30
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 30
Date
Fri 05 Nov 2021
Times
10:00 AM - 15:00 PM
Hours
5
Date
Fri 12 Nov 2021
Times
10:00 AM - 15:00 PM
Hours
5
Date
Fri 19 Nov 2021
Times
10:00 AM - 15:00 PM
Hours
5
Date
Fri 26 Nov 2021
Times
10:00 AM - 15:00 PM
Hours
5
Date
Fri 03 Dec 2021
Times
10:00 AM - 15:00 PM
Hours
5
Date
Fri 10 Dec 2021
Times
10:00 AM - 15:00 PM
Hours
5
Total sessions:
6
Total number of classroom hours:
30
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
30
Venue:
Classroom Face to Face with Canvas (for SLR & teaching file)
The Sherwood Textile Workshop
581A Mansfield Road
Nottingham
NG5 2JN
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 1 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
No
Programme details
Programme title:
Programme aims:
Programme description:
Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
Fee
£123.00 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for beginners and improvers
Other

You need to have made several garments before embarking on this course.

This course is for beginners and improvers
Other

You need to have made several garments before embarking on this course.

What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
You need to have a range of garments that need restyling or altering, or be prepared to trawl through charity shops. You may have your own stock of trimmings and notions to embellish and mend garments. Also old textiles in need of up cycling and of course an imagination!
Course aim:
Join other sewers and do your little bit for the environment by learning how to recycle. upcycle, customise, mend and alter the clothes you already have. You will need to be able to sew to a basic level, have sewing kit and a range of items to alter.
Course description:
Sustainability is slowly creeping into our everyday language, how we live our lives and what we really need to buy. The pandemic has shone a light on consumerism like never before and Fast fashion and many High street shops have taken a tumble. Join lots of other crafters and sewers and do your little bit for the environment by learning how to recycle. upcycle, customise, mend and alter the clothes you already have. You will need to be able to sew to a basic level and have sewing kit, a range of items to alter, and other notions. Large equipment is provided at the venue.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Discuss ideas behind sustainability and sewing
2. Demonstrate how to upcycle to create new garments
3. Appraise garments and repair or mend various examples of wear and tear.
4. Solve sizing issues by altering clothing to fit.
5. Experiment imaginatively restyling and customising garments to give them a new lease of life.
How will I learn?

We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required learning activities on your own.

The WEA tutor will use a range of teaching and learning activities and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning. Your tutor will use tasks to see how you are learning, which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects, discussion, written or practical work. Your tutor will give you feedback on your learning and progress.

WEA Canvas online learning area

Whether your course is face to face or online, the WEA uses its online learning area, called Canvas, to support your learning. This includes using Canvas to think about and record your progress and to give your tutor and the WEA feedback on your course. Your tutor may put resources or activities on Canvas to use during or between lessons. If you want to understand more about our Canvas online learning platform please visit: www.wea.org.uk/help

WEA online sessions/ courses- Zoom

If your course is online, you will join a virtual classroom using a weblink: the WEA uses a video-conferencing tool called Zoom. To use Zoom you will need a Laptop, Computer, Tablet or Smart phone which has speakers, a microphone and a video camera. For some courses, to submit work, we advise you to use a laptop or computer. For more information on Canvas and Zoom please visit www.wea.org.uk/help

Information and advice

For more information and advice about our courses phone our support team on 0300 303 3464 or email: courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

Support

We will ask you about any support you may need when you enrol. You can also telephone the Student Support Team on 0300 303 3464 or email studentsupport@wea.org.uk. The earlier you tell us about your needs the better. We will be able to provide help more quickly.

You can also find out about what support is available through our Student Handbook. This highlights what you can expect from WEA and what we expect from you. https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/student-handbook

For information about course fees and financial support whilst you study visit https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/course-fees-and-financial-support

For student support relating to specific learning need or disability visit https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/learningsupport

What next?

Your tutor will talk with you about what you could do following this course.

You can also find information on our website to support you to make decisions about what you can do next https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/whatsnextandprogression

You may benefit from speaking to the National Careers Service regarding your future career plans - call 0800 100 900 or visit their website https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk